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Crown Point State Historic Site

Port Henry, Essex Co.

An osprey leaving its nest, the Crown Point lighthouse seen from the water and a fox kit

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An important area for bird migration as well as historical events, observe bald eagles, ospreys and a wide array of waterfowl against a backdrop of Colonial battlements at this site near the southern tip of Lake Champlain. The site is also well known for its fossils and limestone formations.

Wildlife to Watch

Where to Watch

  • Lakeshore and open water
  • Northern hardwood forest
  • Open fields

Recreational Opportunities

Hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and picnic grounds (accessible)
Accessible visitor center, museum, educational services, including audio-visual programs (fee charged for museum)
Demonstrations and costumed interpreters
Group or self-guided tours, interpretive signs and scenic views (accessible)


See Google Maps and enter your address for step by step directions to Crown Point State Historic Site (This link will open a page outside of the DEC website. Hold "Shift" down while clicking on the link to open it in a new window)

Contact Information

Address: 21 Grandview Drive, Crown Point, NY 12928
Telephone: 518-597-4666
Website: Crown Point State Historic Site

Photo Credits: Susan Shafer, James Clatyon